For patients wishing to erase the signs of age and have a more youthful appearance, Botox injections effectively treat facial wrinkles and lines, minimizing and sometimes eliminating them all together. The procedure is quick and requires no anesthesia, and takes anywhere from a few days to a week to take full effect. It is a technique that has been used for years and can be performed by your dentist at our dental office.
Botox is composed of botulinum toxin, a form of a purified protein. It is injected into the facial muscles and manipulates the nerve transmission to those muscles. As a result, the dynamic motion that causes wrinkles in the skin is relaxed, allowing the wrinkles to smooth and disappear.
In addition to cosmetic applications, Botox has clinical uses. Since it is a muscle relaxer, it can be used in TMJ and bruxism cases for pain relief. It can also be used with dermal filler therapy for high lip line cases, as a non-surgical alternative to crown lengthening.
An increasingly popular alternative to silver amalgam fillings is composite white fillings. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are virtually invisible and our team at Markland Family Dental can shade them according to the color of your teeth to create a perfect match, giving you a beautiful, white smile!Read more about White Fillings
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap (these anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth) and a false tooth or teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
- Restore your smile
- Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
The Miracle Invisalign Alternative
Invisalign takes a modern-day approach to aligning crooked or crowded teeth. Using a series of thin, transparent and custom-made aligners, the treatment stands out against traditional braces because it's virtually invisible. Daily use of the aligners will steadily shift your teeth into the correct position. Before beginning your treatment at Markland Family Dental in Kokomo, Indiana, our dentist will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs and alignment goals. Take a closer look at the process and what you can expect below.Read more about The Miracle Invisalign Alternative
If you’re self-conscious about your teeth appearance, Lumineers by Cerinate can transform the quality of your smile in just two easy visits. Lumineers are contact-thin veneers crafted out of high-quality porcelain that is fitted directly to your teeth without grinding, shaving or drilling. Lumineers from Markland Family Dental in Kokomo, Indiana are a long-lasting cosmetic solution for chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth.Read more about Lumineers
Many factors can lead to the discoloring and staining of teeth, including smoking, coffee, tea, wine, etc. This doesn’t have to be a problem. At Markland Family Dental, we can make your smile shine brightly again with veneers.Read more about Veneers